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ITWS Concentration: Psychology
(Humanities, Arts and Social Science)

For those entering the program Fall 2011 semester & beyond

Contact Person: Chris Verwys

Description:

The Psychology concentration in the ITWS focuses on the human element in Information Technology and Web Science. An understanding of how individuals process information, or cognitively respond to pieces of Information Technology and Web Science in terms of motivation or performance allows for better design of such systems. Moreover, social and organizational psychology will inform students as to how groups or organizations share and process information or make decisions, and this knowledge will be crucial in the development of new information and web technologies that allow groups to use them effectively and efficiently.

Required Courses (Human-Computer Interface/Cognitive Engineering Track):

Semester I Semester II

ITWS-1100 Introduction to Information Technology and Web Science

CSCI-1100 Computer Science I

MATH-1010 Calculus I

IHSS-196X Mind and Machines

CSCI-1200 Data Structures

PSYC-1200 General Psychology

ITWS-1220 IT and Society

Math Elective (1)

Semester III Semester IV

ITWS-2110 Web Systems Development

One of:*
- ECSE-2610 Computer Components and Operations and ENGR-2350 Embedded Control
- CSCI-2500 Computer Organization

PSYC-2220 Human Factors in Design

HASS Elective (2)

ITWS-4200 Web Science

ITWS-2210 Intro to Human Computer Interaction

One of:*
- ECSE-2660 Computer Arch, Networks and OS
- CSCI-2300 Introduction to Algorithms

PSYC-4110 Motivation and Performance

Semester V Semester VI

ITWS-4310 Managing IT Resources

One of:
- ITWS-2961 Creativity and IT
- ITWS-496X IT for Arts and Performance

PSYC Elective

Life Science Elective (BIOL-XXXX)

ITWS Elective (one of):
- CSCI-4380 Database Systems
- MGMT-4170 Data Resource Management

Physical Science Elective (PHYS-XXXX)

PSYC Elective

HASS Elective (2)

Semester VII Semester VIII

One of: (3)
- ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone (Professional Track)
- ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track)

PSYC-4200 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

HASS Elective (2)

Free Elective

PSYC-4990 Undergraduate Thesis

HASS Elective (2)

Free Elective

Free Elective

ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track Only)

Students must satisfy an 8-credit communication requirement. See your advisor for details.

(1) Select either the three-course ECSE sequence or the two-course CSCI sequence. If the ECSE sequence is chosen, ENGR-2350 will replace one free elective slot. Move the HASS Elective in Semester III to a semester with a free elective. If the CSCI Sequ ence is chosen, your math elective in Semester II must be MATH-2800 Introduction to Discrete Structures. If a student is planning to apply to the co-terminal MS in IT program, they need to select the CSCI sequence.

(2) See HASS requirements

(3) Co-terminal students would replace ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone with ITWS-4980 Special Projects course which will be the culminating experience.


Required Courses (Industrial/Organizational Psychology Track):

Semester I Semester II

ITWS-1100 Introduction to Information Technology and Web Science

PSYC-1200 General Psychology

CSCI-1100 Computer Science I

MATH-1010 Calculus I

CSCI-1200 Data Structures

ITWS-1220 IT and Society

HASS Elective (2)

Math Elective (1)

Semester III Semester IV

One of:
- ITWS-2961 Creativity and IT
- ITWS-496X IT for Arts and Performance

ITWS-2110 Web Systems Development

One of: (1)
- ECSE-2610 Computer Components and Operations and ENGR-2350 Embedded Control 
- CSCI-2500 Computer Organization

PSYC-2730 Social Psychology

ITWS-4200 Web Science

ITWS-2210 Intro to Human Computer Interaction

One of: (1)
- ECSE-2660 Computer Arch, Networks and OS
- CSCI-2300 Introduction to Algorithms

PSYC-2310 Experimental Methods and Statistics

Semester V Semester VI

ITWS-4310 Managing IT Resources

PSYC-4200 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Life Science Elective (BIOL-XXXX)

Free Elective

ITWS Elective (one of):
- CSCI-4380 Database Systems
- MGMT-4170 Data Resource Management

PSYC-XXXX Elective

Physical Science Elective (PHYS-XXXX)

HASS Elective (2)

Semester VII Semester VIII

One of: (3)
- ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone (Professional Track)
- ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track)

PSYC-4110 Motivation & Performance

HASS Elective (2)

Free Elective

PSYC-4990 Undergraduate Thesis

PSYC-XXXX Elective

HASS Elective (2)

Free Elective

ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track Only)

Students must satisfy an 8-credit communication requirement. See your advisor for details.

(1) Select either the three-course ECSE sequence or the two-course CSCI sequence. If the ECSE sequence is chosen, ENGR-2350 will replace one free elective slot. Move the HASS Elective in Semester III to a semester with a free elective. If the CSCI Sequ ence is chosen, your math elective in Semester II must be MATH-2800 Introduction to Discrete Structures. If a student is planning to apply to the co-terminal MS in IT program, they need to select the CSCI sequence.

(2) See HASS requirements

(3) Co-terminal students would replace ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone with ITWS-4980 Special Projects course which will be the culminating experience.

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